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Waiting Until Marriage: What’s the Big Deal?

“I knew I was supposed to wait until marriage to have sex, but I didn’t really know why,” Ally Spotts wrote in an article published by Relevant. Spotts went on to explain that many individuals in their 20s who grew up in the “True Love Waits” generation are guilty of asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking, “Why am

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A Note From the NAC Team

In preparation for the upcoming school year, we have had many individuals and groups partner with us through affiliate membership. As our network of abstinence advocates who are passionate about inspiring virtue grows, we wanted to be sure to share our organizations goals with you. For all you social media guru’s, consider this our “Friday

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Mycoplasma Genitalium On Track to Become Antibiotic Resistant STD

First identified in the 1980s, the bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) remains relatively unknown to the American public, compared to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like chlamydia. According to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MG is more common in most settings than the bacteria behind gonorrhea, called Neisseria gonorrhea. According

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Sex Education: Working With Your School Board

    School board members play a crucial role when it comes to deciding sex education curriculum. The following suggestions, from the book Abstinence 101, can assist you in working with your school board in the area of sex education. Do your homework. It is important to know the process in which your school district chooses

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HIV Rates and Condom Use

Many individuals around the world are given the false impression that condoms provide complete protection from HIV and other STDs. However, a great deal of research suggests otherwise. In his book Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World, former Harvard researcher Dr. Edward Green found that “More condom use is associated with more

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Sexual Integrity On The Rise

  The Centers for Disease Control recently released encouraging results from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance study, a biennial survey that seeks to quantify teen behavior. The survey found that over 60% of students surveyed have not had sexual intercourse resulting in a decline, relative to to recent years. The survey also found that drinking and drug

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Teen Straight Talk Celebrates 30 Years

When Mary Duke, executive director of Teen Straight Talk, began her work in 1989, she thought she would only be teaching students for a year at most. Duke told the Tribune Chronicle that she never imagined that in 2018, she would still be speaking to and educating children, teens and adults on personal worth, abstinence until marriage and healthy

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YouTuber Addresses the Importance of Abstinence

Style and beauty YouTuber Courtney McCalmont recently released a video on her channel affirming and encouraging young women to wait to have sex until marriage. Courtney is a 21-year-old from Pennsylvania who says she wanted to make the video for “the girl out there who wants to wait until marriage but in this day and age with pop culture and with television

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Practical Purity

Purity is lived out in practical ways: setting boundaries, inviting mentors into your relationship and having a high level of accountability through conversation. Whatever you need to do to ensure you are honoring your significant other and yourself, do it. There’s no shame. Share this message and read similar messages on Abstinence Clearinghouse’s Facebook, Instagram

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The Right to Resist Peer Pressure

If someone is pressuring you to do anything that’s not right or good for you, you have the right to resist. You have the right to say no, the right not to give a reason why and the right to just walk away from a situation. Resisting peer pressure can be difficult. With a little

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